People gather for cow’s funeral in UP, all booked

Dead cow funeral

The Hush Post| 19:12 pm|one-minute-read|

At the time when there is COVID-19, Uttar Pradesh saw a strange case of social gathering. About 150 men participated in the funeral of a cow.

These men participated in a grand procession organised for the burial of a cow in Aligarh’s Memdi village in Uttar Pradesh.

A case has been registered against each one of them. The case has been registered against 25 identified and 125 unidentified persons. The cases has been registered under sections 188 (disobedience) and 269 (act likely to spread infection) of the IPC and section 3 of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, after a video of the incident went viral on social media.

The procession was taken out in Memdi village on Thursday morning, Civil Lines circle officer Anil Kumar said.

An abandoned cow was sick for the past few days. Later she and was found dead near a general store owned by one Dinesh Chandra Sharma.

The local people then decided to conduct the last rites of the cow with full honours. Since the cow is considered a ‘holy animal’, it is common to perform the last rites with participation of the local people.

Sharma, the general store owner, said, “If some people took part in the funeral at their own will, how can I stop them? I took her for the burial. There is nothing wrong in it. I am ready to face any action.”

 

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